Happy Norooz, the Iranian New Year,
is a time to welcome spring and celebrate renewal.
The twelve day celebration
is a special time for friends and family which starts every
year with the Vernal Equinox (or first day of spring). In
honour of the occasion, the students at North Van's Handsworth
school celebrated last week with a special lunchtime party
complete with displays, music and a dance competition that
the teachers. Check it out.
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council president Katie Benjamin made all the announcements
at the microphone.
|Principal Olga Woodland
(left) and teacher Mashid Yarahgi were thrilled to see
so many participate in the celebration.
|Waiting for their turn
on the dance floor were teachers Rich Raible (left),
Kara Tasaka, Louise Owen and Tanja Frauenstein.
|Strike a pose! These
gals were the lat ones dancing in the dance competition
and are all winners. They are Kirsten Marr, Tara Harris,
Stephanie Korour, Shirin Riahi, Hasti Sabbaghan, Nisa
Kabolizadeh and Caitlin Dawkins.
|Joining the party were
Eric Finley (left), Kevin Gilfillan and Dan Smith.
|Drummer Soheil Arash
(centre), seen here with friends Nima Jazbi (left) and
Jaldi Navi, provided some live beats for the dancers.